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Adam Lambert -- Accused of Battery

9/17/2010 11:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ has learned ... the Miami Beach Police Department is now in the middle of a violent incident involving "American Idol" runner-up Adam Lambert ... after the alleged victim filed a police report.

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Law enforcement sources tell us the paparazzo seen grappling with Lambert on the beach yesterday walked into a Miami Beach police station around 10:30 PM last night and filed a report ... accusing the singer of misdemeanor battery.

According to the police report, obtained by TMZ, the victim claims Adam grabbed his backpack "where the camera was placed" ... and "wrestled [the photog] to the ground forcefully."

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One big problem -- in photos that were taken of the incident, the camera appears to be in the photog's hand ... not in his bag.

The police report also notes that the photog didn't sustain any "bruises or lacerations."

Cops tell detectives will decide if the case is worth turning over to the State's Attorney -- who will decide whether to prosecute Lambert.  If convicted, Lambert could face up to one year in jail and a $1,000 fine.

After yesterday's clash -- Lambert went right to his Twitter account and posted, "I lost my temper for a sec but wow it felt great lol MIAMI!!!"

UPDATE: Lambert just tweeted, "Battery? Nope. I attempted to grab a camera, no punches were thrown and no one was on the ground.... It was literally harmless. If embarrassment is a crime- thats all I'm guilty of. "

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16.

Truth    

THE GAY IDIOT LAMBERT JUST ADMITTED HIS GUILT. WHAT A DOUCHE!! GUESS HE CAN AFFORD A YR IN JAIL THESE DAYS. GOOD RIDDANCE!!!!

1495 days ago
17.

t-in-sd    

Adam's such an ugly talentless 15-minute wonder with absolutely NO Sex appeal. He should be happy that he has a pap wanting a pic. Embrace it while it lasts gay-boy cause we already kind of don't care. He's so gross and image-less, unfortunately he's the reason why some gays get bashed.

1495 days ago
18.

MIDNIGHT TOKER    

one of these days these stars are going to pick the wrong pap to get tough with and going to get their butt handed to them.When these stars are unknown they crave attention but once they get big..its infringes upon them..tough luck being chased by paps is just parts of the business..
nice hat you loser

1495 days ago
19.

MIDNIGHT TOKER    

because i would hardly call wrestling a slimeball papparazzi to the ground a "violent" incident...

Posted at 7:33 AM on Sep 17, 2010 by Squeaky Shoes
so if some random person came up and wrestled you to the ground that would be okay,ummmm yeah

1495 days ago
20.

Pete    

Ohh....did the poor little paparazzi get a boo...boo.. Did he go crying to his mommy?

1495 days ago
21.

KenzieQ    

Nobody was wrestled to the ground. There are tons of pics out there showing the pap laughing. Of course TMZ chooses not to show them for the bias of their story.

1495 days ago
22.

Mari    

He is soooo good looking!

1495 days ago
23.

Kaylee    

If you are going to quote a tweet how about printing in full : "They're real good at provoking, but there ain't any pics or video of the b.s. they spew out... Haha well... I lost my temper for a sec but wow it felt great lol MIAMI!!!"

1495 days ago
24.

Marie    

I hope they put that paps away, it's obvious that he planned that you can see him laughing the entire time. WTF poor Adam. Is that man in this country legally?

1495 days ago
25.

jdranetz    

Wow. Very Butch of him.

1495 days ago
26.

artis    

of course you didn't print the 'other tweet' by Adam Lambert , the one in which he also explained the paprazzi deliberately provoked this 'encounter'... if you look at the photo, you can see Adam's hand is open and obviously he's not punching or throwing anyone anywhere. Mountain out of Mole Hill again.. anything to get a headline..jumping on the Adam Lambert train like everyone else... what..slow news day TMZ?

1495 days ago
27.

LTBK    

SOOOO Funny! KNOWING this is being caught on camera look how the pap is huddled over, grimacing with "pain" fighting for his life!!! How do they live with themselves. No dignity or morals whatsoever.

1495 days ago
28.

Riceroni    

This Photog was an idiot. I mean if you are going to constantly harass a celeb they just may lash out at you....

Also Getting beat up by Adam Lambert is not too good for your street cred...

1495 days ago
29.

Rita    

Adam needs to countersue for harrassment. According to reports, he asked the s***bag to leave them alone after an hour of stalking and the s***bag said his boss told him not to leave until Adam leaves. This is some crazy ****!

1495 days ago
30.

GetReal    

Sorry, I have no sympathy for paparazzi. Why do they get away with behavior that would land anybody else in jail for harassment?

1495 days ago
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